Spoiler-Free Review of “Fear Street Part 3: 1666” on Netflix: A Chilling Conclusion Worth Waiting For

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“The full moon rises before nightfall…”

Fear Street Part 3: 1666 is a supernatural slasher film that premiered on July 16th 2021 on Netflix. It is the third and final entry to the trilogy. The film stars Kiana Madiera, Olivia Welch, Benjamin Flores Jr., Gillian Jacobs, and Sadie Sink. It runs for approximately an hour and fifty-four minutes.

Inspired by the R.L. Stine book series, the third film brings us back to 1666 as we learn the truth about the deadly curse and the backstory behind Sarah Fier.

Here is the trailer:

Fear Street Part 3: 1666 channels The Witch in a serious way and may be the most disturbing and terrifying entry of the franchise. Does the finale measure up with the rest of the films? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Disturbing on a whole new level.

I wouldn’t say that the other entries were really scary. These are meant to be teen horror films but there has been plenty of gore and slasher fun to keep us entertained. However the third film took the cake. It was so disturbing and chilling.

I think part of what made it so frightening was that it explored the darkest parts of humanity and showed how truly awful people can be, which is more terrifying in a lot of ways because it’s something that we witness every single day.

I was glued to the screen the entire time and several parts really made my skin crawl. I think that this was definitely the scariest film by far.

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Familiar faces return and supporting characters get to shine.

I thought it was genius to allow the audience to witness the events of 1666 with the characters we have come to know over the past two films. It really helped elevate the major time jump and it allowed us to see things with brand new eyes.

I also really loved seeing certain supporting characters shine even more in the final film. We got glimpses of their potential over the past two films, but everyone truly got their moment in the spotlight in the final film and there were a few surprises mixed in as well.

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Reveals well worth the wait.

The third film honestly shocked me with some of its reveals. I was really satisfied with the major twist and I thought that the film did a good job of answering all of my questions while seamlessly presenting us with a worthy final battle. It’s not always easy nailing an ending and I think this film did a great job of presenting us with a worthy conclusion to this fun franchise.

I really hope they decide to do more films and it would be awesome to see an anthology style with the plots from the actual books!

The Cons:

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I don’t have any…

I really enjoyed this franchise. I thought that the first film was trying to find its way a little bit, but when I look at everything as a whole, it was truly entertaining and a lot of fun! 

So am I in or out?

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I’m in 100 percent!

I absolutely loved the third and final film. It presented us with really intense moments that were absolutely terrifying and I thought it seamlessly connected back to the main plot without ever skipping a beat. 

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Fear Street Part 3: 1666 in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

THIS COMPETITION IS KILLER…

When former friends, Shay and Adriana team up to participate in a Halloween scavenger hunt with a cash prize, they temporarily put their differences aside to outsmart their opponents. However, they soon start to realize that a dangerous threat is playing their own version of the game, stalking them during each hunt.

Winning is now a necessity as their lives are at stake. As old wounds and memories re-surface, Shay and Adriana attempt to unmask the threat before the night is over, but soon learn that Scream Hunt is not done with them just yet…

My new young adult horror thriller comes out October 7th 2021! I hope you enjoy!

Scream Hunt is available here!

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Spoiler-Free Review of “Fear Street Part 1: 1994” on Netflix: 90’s Slasher Nostalgia

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“It began as a prank and ended in murder…”

Fear Street Part 1: 1994 is a supernatural slasher film that premiered on July 2nd 2021 on Netflix. It is the first entry to the trilogy which will take place over the next three weeks. The film stars Olivia Welch, Kiana Madeira, Benjamin Flores Jr. and Maya Hawke. It runs for approximately an hour and forty-five minutes.

Inspired by the R.L. Stine book series, the first film follows a group of teens in the town of Shadyside as they face off against a supernatural presence that threatens to wreak havoc on their town.

Here is the trailer:

Fear Street Part 1: 1994 turns back time and reels us in with some iconic 90’s slasher nostalgia along with a killer soundtrack, but does it do enough to earn a watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Don’t f*** with the original.

The opening of this film was really strong. It helped having Stranger Things fan favorite, Maya Hawke lighting up the screen in a B.Dalton bookstore, which brought back so many memories. This film definitely channeled Scream and even gave me some Blair Witch vibes as well, but it did it in a clever way. It didn’t feel like a cheesy rip-off. It felt like a tribute to some iconic 90’s horror and I hope this also helps introduce a younger audience to some of these great films.

It still pains me to hear things like “oh I didn’t know the Scream show was based on a movie.” (This really happened by the way).

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90’s dream.

Remember when people used to actually call one another? I thought this time jump back to the 90’s was a lot of fun. Similar to shows like Little Fire Everywhere and Cruel Summer, Fear Street is jumping on the bandwagon and they delivered in a lot of ways.

I thought the soundtrack was amazing and the throwbacks were a lot of fun, but I thought the fashion could have used some work. Other than the opening scene, I didn’t see any real iconic pieces of 90’s fashion thrown into the mix.

In a lot of ways, this time jumping theme for Fear Street is kind of reminding me of American Horror Story: 1984 and in a good way. Both of these entries understood the time period and the movies they were channeling, but they also did a good job of creating something on their own.

I’m interested to see how they will approach the next era in the second film. Bring it on!

The Cons:

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Where’s the chemistry?

This film earned a R rating and stepped away from Goosebumps. I’m all for a group of kids or teens facing off against an unspeakable horror, but I need to actually care about the characters. Fear Street needed to take a lesson from Stranger Things and even the new IT film. The chemistry and humor between the characters was lacking here.

There were a lot of scenes where we witnessed some melodrama that didn’t really translate well. I won’t call it Riverdale-esque because I actually like Riverdale, but it felt empty and uninspiring.

I loved Olivia Welch in Panic and all of the actors put forth a valiant effort, but I needed more. There were some moments sprinkled in, but I think any major character layers were glossed over and as much as I appreciated the LGBTQ relationship at the core, we needed more development to truly care about these characters.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in!

The film had a really strong opening and ending. It did enough at the end of the movie to reel me in for more and I’m anxious to see the other two parts connect with everything. Overall, this was an entertaining watch and I think as long as you manage your expectations and power through the unnecessary teen melodrama, you will enjoy the watch. Besides, you can always just tune them out and focus on the amazing soundtrack!

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Fear Street Part 1: 1994 in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

A HALLOWEEN THEY’LL NEVER FORGET…

When former friends, Shay and Adriana team up to participate in a Halloween scavenger hunt with a cash prize, they temporarily put their differences aside to outsmart their opponents. However, they soon start to realize that a dangerous threat is playing their own version of the game, stalking them during each hunt.

Winning is now a necessity as their lives are at stake. As old wounds and memories re-surface, Shay and Adriana attempt to unmask the threat before the night is over, but soon learn that Scream Hunt is not done with them just yet…

My new young adult horror thriller comes out October 7th 2021! I hope you enjoy!

Scream Hunt is available here!

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